Breeders’ Cup

Baffert: ‘I Feel Like My Older Son Was Beaten By My Younger Son’

Bob Baffert’s emotions following Saturday’s Grade 1 Pacific Classic weren’t quite on par with a trainer who’d just finished one-two in a $1 million race. The superstar Arrogate was defeated a half-length by his stablemate Collected at Del Mar, and while Baffert was happy for owner Peter Fluor and the other connections of the winner, […]

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Bradley: Four Track Records In Chile Precipitated Dacita’s Purchase

Leading into the Grade I Beverly D. at Arlington International Racecourse last Saturday, all eyes were on a mare from Argentina to see if she could best the top turf females in the United States. It took another runner from South America to do so, coming in the form of Sheep Pond Partners and Bradley […]

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‘Workmanlike’ Accelerate Boasts 3-0 Record At Del Mar

Trainer John Sadler wasn’t present when Accelerate was purchased for $380,000 at the Keeneland September sale in 2014 for his major client, Hronis Racing. But he had an idea that it might prove to be a good buy. It’s a family thing. “I saw the first foal out of the mare (Issues) was a good […]

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TVG Pacific Classic To Be Broadcast Live On NBC Sports Network

Led by defending Breeders’ Cup Classic winner and Longines World No. 1 ranked race horse, Arrogate, a field of eight horses is set for the 1 ¼ mile, $1 million Pacific Classic this Saturday, August 19, at 8:00 p.m. ET from Del Mar Racetrack in Del Mar, Calif., on the live NBCSN telecast of the […]

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Breeders’ Cup, Sentient Jet Plan Flight To Kentucky Sales

Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred horseracing’s most prestigious international events, and Sentient Jet, one of the country’s top private aviation companies and the inventor of the Jet Card, today announced a partnership that will provide horsemen the opportunity to fly directly from the 2017 Breeders’ Cup World Championships in San Diego, Calif. to Lexington, Ky. […]

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Lady Aurelia Leads American Trio Of ‘Live Prospects’ At York Festival

The star American filly Lady Aurelia is settling in at York ahead of her bid for further Group 1 glory in the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes on Friday Aug. 25. The Nunthorpe is a “Win and You’re In” contest for the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint this fall at Del Mar. Trained by Wesley Ward, the 3-year-old […]

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Accelerate, Collected ‘Very Nice’ In Final Works For TVG Pacific Classic

Accelerate and Collected put in final workouts Sunday in preparation for Saturday’s $1 million TVG Pacific Classic, the signature event of the summer meeting and a “Win and You’re In” race for the Breeders’ Cup Classic. Classic-nominated champion 4-year-old filly Songbird also worked before owner Rick Porter put out word, via Facebook, that she would run next in the […]

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Songbird Headed To Personal Ensign At Saratoga

Champion Songbird will be heading back to the Spa for the Aug. 26 Personal Ensign Stakes, owner Rick Porter told drf.com on Sunday. The 4-year-old daughter of Medaglia d’Oro will ship to Saratoga the week of the Grade 1, $700,000 race, which will be held at 1 1/8 miles on the main track. It is a […]

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Al Wukair Earns Breeders’ Cup Berth With Success In Prix Jacques Le Marois

Al Wukair beat stablemate Inns Of Court by the narrowest of margins to give Frankie Dettori success in the Prix Jacques le Marois at Deauville and earn an expenses-paid berth to the Breeders’ Cup Mile this fall at Del Mar. The Andre Fabre-trained duo crossed the line in unison, with the front-running Thunder Snow narrowly […]

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‘Everything Up In The Air’ After Questionable Work From Mind Your Biscuits

On paper, multiple Grade 1 winner Mind Your Biscuits’ five-furlong breeze in 1:00.45 under regular rider Joel Rosario was one of the best over Saratoga’s main track Friday morning, ranking third-fastest of 18 horses. Mind Your Biscuits, in company with Rock Nation, went in splits of :24 1/5 and :37 1/5, and galloped out six […]

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